City workers cleared a key drainage canal in South Pattaya to improve flood control during the heaviest part of rainy season.
Deputy Mayor Verawat Khakhay led the team of workers with a backhoe and other tools to the top of South Pattaya canal near the Camelot hotel. A sewage drainpipe runs through the hotel’s property into the canal.
Workers trimmed grass, eradicated pests and scooped out mire to clear the pipe’s exit point so water flows as designed into the canal, and then the sea.
Workers use a backhoe to clear out grass, weeds and muck from clogging the canal.
The work on 100 meters of waterway took about three days. The next step for city workers is to locate its connection of Third Road and Pratamnak Hill flood drains and ensure a clean connection to them.
The other local pipes also are set for cleaning before the heaviest of the rains come in September and October.